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Thread: Brake/drive shifter solenoid click.

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    Default Brake/drive shifter solenoid click.

    Today I decided to do some brake work. This what I did and the result.

    I removed all four calipers and cleaned and painted them red with that red ceramic paint, looks SWEET!

    Removed the front rotors and used a liquid rust remover and then cleaned them up and painted them silver with 1000 degree header paint. Looks nice!

    Followed all torque values, put it all back together, NEVER broke a brake line so I didn't need to bleed.

    Then, when I got in the car and started it up, I have an automatic, I hear and feel a clicking in the drive shifter. I called the dealer and spoke to a mechanic and he told me what I expected. It's the drive/brake solenoid. He told me he has a C6 and he never noticed the sound till a friend recently commented on it and now he can't NOT hear it. But mine was quiet yesterday.

    How in the world is this related? Or is it possible I never noticed this?

    This guy is a nine-year dealer mechanic and he knows his stuff and he said it's normal.

    Anyone's opinion?


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    Nope, but someday.


    Hi there,

    Its called the brake transmission shift interlock solenoid.

    Some make more noise than others, but certainly normal.

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    Thanks for replying. I appreciate it. No problems with it. Dont even notice it anymore.

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